Our Team

Lumosity's diverse, talented team creates cognitive games that challenge core cognitive abilities—and encourage users to live active, healthy lives. Through the Human Cognition Project, we collaborate with over 100 leading researchers, clinicians and teachers from institutions around the world.


Kunal Sarkar

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Kunal is the CEO and co-founder of Lumosity.com. Prior to founding Lumosity, Kunal co-founded the private equity fund AIMLP, which manages over $400MM in capital. The fund focuses on investments in infrastructure and natural resources. Prior to founding AIMLP, Kunal was Vice President at McCown De Leeuw and Co., a $1.2 billion private equity fund making growth equity investments. Kunal started his career in the Strategic Planning and Development group at the Walt Disney Company, where he was involved in the development of Disney's acquisition strategy and over $5 billion of M&A transactions. Kunal graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Economics and a certificate in Finance.


Michael Scanlon


Michael Scanlon co-founded Lumosity in 2005, and helped grow Lumosity into the leading provider of brain fitness training with over 70 million users. He established new research techniques to enable rapid testing of these methods at large-scale. Prior to founding Lumosity, Michael was a neuroscience PhD student at Stanford University where his research included investigation of the neural correlates of human cognitive processes such as memory and attention, neurogenesis in rodents due to exercise and learning, and cellular plasticity initiated by changes in the environment. Michael graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Psychology.


Krishna Kakarala

Chief Financial Officer

Krishna is the CFO of Lumos Labs. Previously, Krishna co-launched the Emerging Technology Research group at Goldman Sachs with a mandate to provide thematic research about disruptive technology trends and related pioneering start-ups. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Krishna gained valuable product management and start-up operations experience at NewRiver, a start-up later sold to Broadridge. Krishna began his career at Lazard, working initially in the Life Sciences M&A Group and later at Lazard Technology Partners, an early stage venture capital fund affiliated with Lazard. Krishna received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Philosophy with a Certificate in Applied Mathematics from Princeton University.


Joshua Duyan

Chief Marketing Officer

Joshua is Chief Marketing Officer at Lumos Labs and a member of the management team. Since joining in 2007, he has helped pioneer research into human cognitive performance, develop web and mobile products, build the leading science-based learning brand, and reach hundreds of millions of users. Joshua started his career co-founding an eCommerce wine company, RiotWine, LLC, which is now operated by Bottlenotes, Inc. Joshua graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.


Joe Hardy, PhD

Vice President of Research and Development

Dr. Joe Hardy works with an international team of researchers to uncover the secrets of cognitive enhancement and build cognitive training experiences based on the science of neuroplasticity. He has over 11 years of R&D experience in the field of cognitive training. Dr. Hardy received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and performed his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. He also has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley.